This selection from the very comprehensive second edition of The Handbook of Memory Disorders is a concise collection that distils those chapters of most relevance to clinical practice. The Essential Handbook is designed for forward–looking and busy clinicians who wish to inform their practice with recent research.
Alan D. Baddeley, UK
James T. Becker, USA
Jason Brandt, USA
Linda Clare, UK
Elizabeth L.Glisky, USA
Gerri Hanten, USA
Diane B. Howieson, USA
Narinder Kapur, UK
Michael D. Kopelman, UK
Harvey S. Levin, USA
Muriel D. Lezak, USA
Judith A. Middleton, UK
Cynthia A. Munro, USA
Margaret O′Connor, USA
Amy A. Overman, USA
Robyn L. Tate, Australia
Christine M. Temple, UK
Mieke Verfaellie, USA
Barbara A. Wilson, UK
Bob Woods, UK
List of Contributors.
Chapter 1: The Psychology of Memory (Alan D. Baddeley).
Chapter 2: The Amnesic Syndrome: Overview and Subtypes (Margaret O Connor and Mieke Verfaellie).
Chapter 3: Posttraumatic Amnesia and Residual Memory Deficit after Closed Head Injury (Harvey S. Levin and Gerri Hanten).
Chapter 4: Psychogenic Amnesia (Michael D. Kopelman).
Chapter 5: Developmental Amnesias and Acquired Amnesias of Childhood (Christine M. Temple).
Chapter 6: The Memory Deficit in Alzheimer s Disease (James T. Becker and Amy A. Overman).
Chapter 7: Memory Disorders in Subcortical Dementia (Jason Brandt and Cynthia A. Munro).
Chapter 8: Assessment of Memory Disorders (Barbara A. Wilson).
Chapter 9: Separating Memory from Other Cognitive Disorders (Diane B. Howieson and Muriel D. Lezak).
Chapter 10: Management and Remediation of Memory Problems in Brain–injured Adults (Barbara A. Wilson).
Chapter 11: Assessment and Management of Memory Problems in Children (Judith A. Middleton).
Chapter 12: Assessment and Intervention in Dementia of Alzheimer Type (Linda Clare).
Chapter 13: Reducing the Impact of Cognitive Impairment in Dementia (Bob Woods).
Chapter 14: External Memory Aids and Computers in Memory Rehabilitation (Narinder Kapur, Elizabeth L. Glisky and Barbara A. Wilson).
Chapter 15: Emotional and Social Consequences of Memory Disorders (Robyn L. Tate).
"...highly recommended as a concise and clinically relevant text to which practitioners can turn for authoritative views ... this text could readily serve as a reference in the teaching of memory disorders at the graduate or post–graduate level." (Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, May 2005)
"...this resource really is imperative for any clinican working in research, assessment, and rehabilitation of memory disorders." (British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 21st July 2005)
"...has some great strengths that must definitely be praised as they are rare to find...a very useful book on the shelf of those having a clinical or...a scientific interest in memory disorders..." (Psychological Medicine, Vol 35, 2005)